Google Web Toolkit 1.6 (Release Candidate) – developer’s guide and download page

Developer’s Guide

  • Please consider this a draft until GWT 1.6 is officially released

  • Google Web Toolkit (GWT) makes it easier to write high-performance AJAX applications. You write your front end in the Java programming language and GWT compiles your source into highly optimized JavaScript.

Upgrading to GWT 1.6

There are four tasks involved when upgrading a GWT 1.5 project to a GWT 1.6 project:

  • Download the new JAR files and update your launch configurations.

  • GWTShell has been replaced by HostedMode, so you will need to update your Eclipse project settings accordingly.

  • GWT now uses a war directory for most public resource and server configuration files. The war directory is a standard directory recognized by many web servers, including GWT hosted mode.

  • Event listeners have been replaced by event handlers.

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SiliconAngle – Scoop! Google to Release GrandCentral Out of Beta

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Grand Central is now Google Voice

UPDATEGoogle Speaks (about Google Voice)

UPDATE: The New York Times and Techcrunch are now running the story.  Details are flowing in.

Tipped-off by Rizzn on FriendFeed today:

Breaking News: Google to Release GrandCentral Out of Beta – Hello Unified Communications Done Right By John Furrier 14 comments

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SiliconAngle, Mar 2009

Rizzn’s Grand Central Slideshow

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Yahoo Pipes OPML FAIL (Google Reader)

Go to My Yahoo Pipes if you want to verify or play along: “BROKEN Fetch OPML -do aggregate …”

I went to add a simple feature on this site: a list of entries from blogs I like. Also known as a widget showing a magic RSS feed.

Enter Yahoo Pipes. Should be simple enough, except I discovered that almost every OPML parser in use is broken with regard to google reader. I have many many subscriptions, so I create a number of folders for organization. Because I use google reader as my “master” feed subscription list, I think it’s important to get these basic tools right.

I’m going to solve this step by step,  starting with a better  method for parsing the xml, to handle “nested” OPML a la google reader. Folders are empty parent items with a no URL or “type=rss”, just “text”, “title”, and children.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<opml version="1.0">
  ...
 <body>
  <outline title="arts" text="arts">
   <outline text="Civic Center" title="Civic Center" type="rss" xmlUrl= ... 

So, to summarize: FetchData & Yahoo Pipes Help are deficient, and all the OPML aggregation examples I’ve tested are broken. They use FetchData to make an item list out of body.outline, so you get a list of “folders”, instead of the actual feeds.

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Google I/O Developer Conference 2009 (May, San Francisco)

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Google IO Developer Conference 2009

Google IO Developer Conference 2009

May 27 – 28, 2009 Moscone Center, San Francisco

Early Bird Price (until 5/1) $300 USD
List Price (starting 5/2) $400 USD
Academia (Professor, Student, Faculty) $50 USD

For two days in May, thousands of web developers will come together to learn how to develop web applications with Google and open technologies. Learn from product experts about Android, App Engine, Chrome, Google Web Toolkit, AJAX APIs and more. Engage with a community of excited developers just like you.

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Note to self – need to add tutorial for “how-to” create custom Google maps as above.
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